Discussion Thread: A Book With A Love Triangle


One of the challenges for this month is a book with a love triangle. I had contemplated doing book recommendations for this one, but most of the books I found to recommend were ones that people were likely to have either already read or at least be familiar with.

Instead, I decided to revive the “Discussion Thread” idea from when we covered Outlander.

To that end:

  1. Do you like reading about love triangles?
  2. What is your favorite literary love triangle?
  3. What is your least favorite literary love triangle?
  1. To be perfectly honest, I don’t really enjoy books that focus on love triangles. I think my main problem is, of the two potential love interests the protagonist has to choose between, I usually am completely mind-boggled that one of them is even in contention, so instead of being drawn into the character’s decision process and their interactions, all I can think is “How is this EVEN a contest?”
  2. We don’t actually have this book in the system, but my pick would be from Therese Raquin. And if you’re familiar with that book, you’ll probably think that’s a really messed-up answer. And, I guess, it is a messed-up answer. But the whole “which one should you pick” is decidedly more complicated in that book, and it’s got murder and insanity thrown in the mix. . . .
  3. This is going to be a weird pick because the book’s premise isn’t what you usually think of when thinking about love triangles, but Gatsby-Daisy-Tom in The Great Gatsby. I hate Daisy so much that I can’t see what either one of these two see in her. In all fairness, I don’t see what she sees in Tom, either, but I guess that just means they deserve each other? Ugh. My blood pressure goes up several points just thinking about Daisy.

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Author: berryvillelibrary

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